Are We Bound to the Laws and Norms Set by the Society ?

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Everybody hopes to do as they wish and make their own decisions. But many times this fails to happens because of the rules or restrictions put up by the society which limits our decision from being freely made. Various rules or laws such as video recording act (1984) in Britain India shows how our decisions are restricted by rules of the society. The video recording act (1984) in Britain states that commercial video recording offered for sale or fore hire within the UK must carry a classification that has been agreed upon by an authority designated by the home office. As a result of this law artists, directors etc...are restricted or limited from doing what they want rather they are forced to show the public what the society or government wants. We can also see this by taking the example of Scarlet letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, in this novel a young girl Hester Prynne, has been found guilty of adultery and must wear a scarlet A on her dress as a sign of shame. Furthermore, she must stand on the scaffold for three hours, exposed to public humiliation. A. The father is Arthur Dimmesdale a religious minister who the society considers as a righteous person. Hester refuses to confess who the father of her child is because of the fear that she may lose her. Here once again the society limits Hester from making a decision freely. In conclusion, the laws of the country force us to act accordingly whereasare the moral conduct accepted by the society must also be followed to prevent oneself from being shunned by the society. Thus although we may have the right to make our decisions we are still bound to the laws and norm set by the
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